DIY Educational Activities
As a previous childcare provider, I know how much time I scoured the internet trying to find Free and DIY Budget friendly options for my learning spaces.
Below you will find some fun DIY educational activities and games created by educators inside our Pre-K Printable Fun Community.
Jen H of Stepping Stone Academy created this fun marble maze using wire shelving panels, and plastic noisemakers.
Terria Ashby with Bella's Playhouse. Terria made this Jumbo sized lacing activity using resistance tubing, "Sliced" pool noodles, and wiffle balls.
Transform your printables into felt activities! See the Felt Transfer Tutorial from Pre-K Printable Fun
Lisa Blinde with Lisa's Country Kids Daycare. Lisa created a clever Duplo table with space in the center for storage, and Duplo plates on the side for building.
Sherry Rickard created this clever DIY Busy Board using locks and keys.
Create some DIY Lacing cards, see the Lacing Card Tutorial from Pre-K Printable Fun for more details.
Lisa made this cute "Alphabet Monster" activity using recycled objects. In addition to letters this would be great for Numbers, Shapes and Colors too!
Inspired by an activity she saw on Pinterest, Cindy B. created this Magnetic Color Matching Activity for her Childcare Program.
Create a dramatic play stand to make setting up dramatic play invitations a breeze!
Read the full tutorial here: DIY Dramatic Play Stand
Angie M. of ARM'S Length Childcare, in Dorchester, WI shared this photo of a DIY tic tac toe board that use painted rocks as playing pieces!
Sheena W. Created a busy board from puzzles and busy cubes.
Petri dishes glued to a board is a great way for littles to get a close up look at tiny objects; pair the board with a magnifying glass for added engagement.
Try switching up some of the objects so they contain magnetic items; provide magnet wands and challenge children to predict and find out which items are magnetic.
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